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CAA to vote on 2 program revisions on Thursday

News Staff

March 12, 2020

Two program revisions will be voted on by the Council on Academic Affairs during its meeting Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The two programs being voted on will be the theatre arts and general studies programs, which would see minor changes to the language of the program and course requirements...

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA’s OMA vote was right decision

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting last week to reject a bylaw change that would make it no longer subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The proposed bylaw change was a controversial one, in which we at The Daily Eastern News expressed our disagreement w...

CAA rejects OMA changes

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth Taylor

March 6, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs unanimously rejected changes to its proposal regarding The Open Meetings Act during its meeting Thursday. The proposed revision would have changed the language in the bylaws from “all meetings shall adhere to the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act,” to ...

CAA OKs 2 program revisions Thursday

Staff Report

February 28, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs approved two program revisions and one course revision at its meeting Thursday in Booth Library. Eastern’s Public Health: Community Health B.S. was revised so it now offers four electives instead of three. The revision was made to give students the benefit of more sk...

Program, major, course revisions on CAA’s agenda

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 27, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on revisions to programs, majors and courses during its meeting Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Changes to the Nutrition and Dietetics Program will also be voted on during the meeting. The change would add the course Community Health Behavior Methods ...

CAA reinstates bylaws Thursday

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs voted to reinstate its bylaws at its meeting Thursday afternoon. The CAA voted to suspend its bylaws at its meeting last week while it awaited a ruling from the public access counselor regarding the CAA’s compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  Concern was voiced to the CAA by faculty over the ...

CAA to vote on revision to credit for prior learning

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 20, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on an action item to revise credit for prior learning during its meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. If approved, the proposal will change the language for the credit for prior learning via portfolio section of the catalog. The change wil...

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA should be compliant with OMA

Editorial Staff

February 13, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs, at the behest of University Counsel Laura McLaughlin, is considering an amendment to its bylaws which would no longer subject the CAA to the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and instead would encourage the CAA to function “within the spirit” of the OMA. We at ...

CAA to discuss OMA bylaw revision Thursday

Logan Raschke and Corryn Brock

February 13, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs will discuss CAA and the Open Meetings Act again during its Thursday meeting, and Eastern’s general counsel Laura McLaughlin said she still stands by her opinion that CAA is not subject to the OMA. CAA and the Open Meetings Act On Feb. 6, The Daily Eastern News report...

McLaughlin talks to CAA about OMA

News Staff

February 7, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs approved a program change within the geology department, which will change the way students complete their work in field camps. Eastern was able to send students to do field camp work that was run by Eastern in the past, but that stopped in 2010 because of issues staffing...

CAA to talk Open Meetings Act bylaw revision Thursday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 6, 2020

General Counsel Laura McLaughlin will speak to the Council on Academic Affairs about the Open Meetings Act during its meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Currently, the “Procedures of the Council on Academic Affairs” section in CAA’s bylaws states “All meetings shall adhere...

CAA to hear grade appeals

Staff Report

January 23, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs will hear grade appeals from the College of Education, Lumpkin College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences during its meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. The appeals will be for the Fall 2019 semester. The seven action items on the agenda include a new Early...

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